| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:52 PM
For the first half of the 20th century, the cell was a mysterious, unfathomable entity. Nutrients went in and hormones, wastes and other products came out. But what happened in between was anybody's guess.
Light microscopes could reveal the rough...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I am now up to 14 medications for the following problems: high cholesterol, heart disease, pre-diabetes, cataracts, arrhythmias, allergies, memory problems and enlarged prostate (BPH). The medications make me sick and sleepy. I need...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The mother of a mentally disturbed man who died after being restrained by Palm Desert police won reinstatement Thursday of her federal lawsuit for excessive, deadly force.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating the unexplained deaths of two patients in the wake of receiving intramuscular injections of the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa (generic name olanzapine). The patients died three to four days...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Peripatetic doesn't begin to describe iPalpiti, which gave its annual sensational — and strange — gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday night.
On stage were 22 young professional string players, most in their 20s. Behind them were...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I take a reflux medication daily as well as a chewable antacid. In the last two months, I've dealt with severe charley horses, toe tingling and occasional heartbeat skips or runs. My doctor prescribed leg cramp medication and referred...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Where is the best state to live if you don't want to get Lyme disease? Hawaii. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hawaii has not had a recorded case of Lyme disease since 2002.
For those of you who are not familiar with this...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
If someone took a notion to ask author Mary Roach to perform, say, stomach surgery, she would probably also remove much of the large intestine, the gall bladder and at least one kidney, all with the excuse that it was just so interesting.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital,...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many...